First Aid

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in First Aid to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

First Aid is an initial response by any competent person to any situation where a person (casualty) is injured or suffering from an illness of sudden onset. This casualty will require your reassurance and attention, until appropriate medical aid is obtained. This course introduces the basic principles and practices of First Aid, teaching what you can do to help in any situation requiring First Aid; help that could save a life.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • What is First Aid Awareness?
      • Training
      • First Aid Priorities
      • Emergency First Aid
      • Emergency Action at the Scene of an Accident
      • If the Casualty is not Breathing Normally
  • Lesson Two
    • Resuscitation/ The Systems That Keep Us Alive
      • CPR
      • Hygiene
      • The Mechanics of Injury
      • The Recovery Position
      • The Respiratory System
      • Airway and Breathing Disorders
      • The Circulatory System
      • Circulation Disorders
      • Shock
      • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Lesson Three
    • Unconsciousness/ The Skeleton
      • Treatment Priorities
      • Common Causes of Unconsciousness
      • Fainting
      • The Skeleton
      • Fractures
      • Treatment
  • Lesson Four
    • Wounds and Bleeding
      • Wounds
      • Bleeding (Haemorrhage)
      • Dressing and Bandages
  • Lesson Five
    • Common Problems
      • Burns and Scalds
      • Chemical Injuries
      • Strains and Sprains
      • How to Bandage an Injured Joint
      • Bites and Stings
      • Poisoning
      • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Lesson Six
    • Handy Hints and Holistic Remedies
      • Minor Injuries
      • First Aid Kits
      • Care of the Casualty
      • Record Keeping
      • Holistic Remedies
      • Homoeopathy
      • Herbalism
      • Aromatherapy

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.